Vancouver will host the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Thursday. The announcement came as part of the entire provisional schedule being announced.
The final, to be held at BC Place, will be the first-ever World Cup final played on artificial turf.
The tournament will span from June 6 — July 5, with Edmonton hosting the opening ceremony and opening matches as well as the third place game. The semifinal matches will take place in Edmonton and Montreal.
As host and ‘A1’ seed, Canada will play its first two matches in Edmonton before traveling over 2,300 miles to Montreal for its final group game.
The host cities for the 2015 World Cup are Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton. Tickets will go on sale in the third quarter of 2014.
**More to come from Harjeet Johal, on-site for the announcement in Vancouver, and columnist Duane Rollins, who spoke with Canada coach John Herdman.